"They say I could be drafted in the first round, maybe even higher."  Craig "Ironhead" Heyward.

2016 NFL MOCK DRAFT

 

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This Mock Draft is not intended to rank the players based on ability, but will take into account the yearly ineptitude of Daniel Snyder and The Bills Braintrust (yes, that’s an oxymoron) as well as the annual Oakland Raiders dart toss. We also give you the last five picks at the spot, starting with 2010, along with their draft grade. Click Here for Draft Grading Systempostions_05.png

1
  QB
  Sam Darnold, USC
  Cleveland Browns
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They could make a powerhouse team, but it seems instead they will draft a tosser that's probably not going to be better than Tyrod Taylor, at least not for the next two years.  There's certainly a lot to like about Darnold, but he's not a star in the making and even if he does develop in a few years guys like Myles Garrett and Jarvis Landry will be gone.

If the past is prologue he will be the next Carson Palmer.

Plan B: QB Baker Mayfield, RB Saquon Barkley

2   QB
  Josh Allen, Wyoming
  Buffalo Bills (Mock trade with the Giants)
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The Bills are one of the many inept NFL organizations, and we expect them to trade up.  Whether it's this far, or to five or six, someone will pluck both of their 2018 first round picks plus a few other tasty morsels.  To double down on their stupidity, we have them taking the next Jake Locker in Tarzan/Jane prospect Josh Allen.  He looks great but he's not good at quarterbacking.  Allen needs to give Carson Wentz half of his signing bonus.

If the past is prologue he will be the next Jake Locker .

Plan B: QB Josh Rosen, QB Baker Mayfield

3   QB
  Baker Mayfield, Oklahoma
  New York Jets (via trade with Colts)
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Broadway Baker arrives in New York.

If the past is prologue he will be the next Brett Favre.

Plan B: QB Josh Allen, QB Josh Rosen

4   RB
  Saquon Barkley, Penn State
  Cleveland Browns (via Texans)
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Most people would be surprised if Barkley makes it to four, but running backs this early are a rare thing.

If the past is prologue he will be the next Barry Sanders.

Plan B: CB Josh Jackson, QB Sam Darnold

5   DE
  Bradley Chubb, N.C. State
  Denver Broncos
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Most people think Barkely is the safest pick, but we're voting for Chubb.

If the past is prologue he will be the next Demarcus Ware.

Plan B: CB Denzel Ward, LB Roquan Smith

6   CB
  Denzel Ward, Ohio State
  Indianapolis Colts (via trade with Jets)
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Ward is the only corner in this class with shutdown potential.

If the past is prologue he will be the next Darrelle Revis.

Plan B: DT Vita Vea, CB Josh Jackson

7   S
  Derwin James, Florida State
  Tampa Bay Buccaneers
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Florida State has a great history with defensive backs, and the Bucs need help in the back end.

If the past is prologue he will be the next Landon Collins.

Plan B: S Minkah Fitzpatrick, CB Denzel Ward

8   LB
  Tremaine Edmunds, Virginia Tech
  Chicago Bears
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Big and bad, he could be the next Brian Urlacher.

If the past is prologue he will be the next Brian Urlacher.

Plan B: LB Roquan Smith, CB Denzel Ward

9   S
  Minkah Fitzpatrick, Alabama
  San Francisco 49ers
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The 49ers need a premier receiver but there's not good value here.  Fitzpatrick is a ready made replacement for Eric Reid.

If the past is prologue he will be the next Honey Badger.

Plan B: OT Mike McGlinchey, DE Marcus Davenport

10   LB
  Roquan Smith, Georgia
  Oakland Raiders
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The Raiders need corners but Roquan would be tough to pass on here.

If the past is prologue he will be the next Lavonte David.

Plan B: CB Josh Jackson, OT Mike McGlinchey

11   QB
  Lamar Jackson, Louisville
  Miami Dolphins
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An innovative, offensive minded head coach.  One of the best tossers to ever grace college football.  A chance to laugh at the Bills and Jets for years to come and thumb their nose at the Patriots.  It would be too much to bear.

If the past is prologue he will be the next Russell Wilson.

Plan B: DT Vita Vea, LB Tremaine Edmunds

12   OG
  Quenton Nelson, Notre Dame
  New York Giants (via mock trade with Bills)
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The Giants offensive line was terrible in 2017.  Nelson would help right the ship and give whatever running back they draft a fighting chance.

If the past is prologue he will the next David Decastro.

Plan B: CB Denzel Ward, DE Ogbo Okonronkwo

13   CB
  Josh Jackson, Iowa
  Washington Redskins
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The Skins lost Bashaud Breeland and don't have a ready made replacement.

 If the past is prologue he will be the next Xavier Rhodes.

Plan B: RB Nick Chubb, DT Vita Vea

14   DT
  Vita Vea, Washington
  Green Bay Packers
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The offense is still potent, but the defense needs lots of help. 

If the past is prologue he will be the next Malik Jackson.

Plan B: OT Mike McGlinchey, DT Da'ron Payne

15   QB
  Josh Rosen, UCLA
  Arizona Cardinals
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So Rosen is our tosser slide.

If the past is prologue he will be the next Eli Manning.

Plan B: DT Vita Vea, WR Courtland Sutton

16   OT
  Mike McGlinchey, Notre Dame
  Baltimore Ravens
 

The Ravens offensive line was porous at best in 2017.

If the past is prologue he will be the next Joe Thomas.

Plan B: CB Josh Jackson, G Quinton Nelson

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